American Association of School Librarians

Call for AASL standards and guidelines editorial board members

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) seeks a dynamic group of school librarians to serve on an editorial board responsible for the evaluation and revision of the association’s learning standards and program guidelines. Members of all facets and levels of the profession are invited to apply, ensuring the voices of all school librarians are reflected in the document. Complete details, including responsibilities, qualifications and application procedure can be found on the AASL website.

Seventeen AASL members counted among Lilead Fellows

CHICAGO – The Lilead Project recently announced the participating fellows in its 2015-2016 Lilead Fellows Program. Seventeen members of the American Association of School Librarian (AASL) were included in the list of 25 participants.

New AASL webinar helps school librarians build an engaging website

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians create a website that is interactive and engaging to students, parents, teachers and other stakeholders in the learning community.  Presented by Brenda Stephens, “Tips and Tricks to Creating a Google Site” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Dec. 4. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

AASL calls for webinar proposals

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) invites subject matter experts and school librarians looking to share best practices with their peers to submit proposals for AASL eCOLLAB webinars. AASL seeks webinars 45-60 minutes in length to be presented between February and June 2015. Proposals may be submitted using the AASL Get Involved form.

Eaglecrest High School celebrates National School Library of the Year recognition

CHICAGO – In a ceremony attended by district administrators, school staff and students, Eaglecrest High School in Centennial, Colo., celebrated its recognition as the 2014 American Association of School Librarians (AASL) National School Library Program of the Year. Sponsored by the Follett, the NSLPY annually recognizes a school library program that meets the needs of the changing school and library environment and is fully integrated into the school's curriculum.

Deborah Giaconia wins a year of free AASL membership

CHICAGO – By sharing the wealth of AASL membership with a colleague, Deborah Giaconia in turn won a free year of AASL membership for herself. Giaconia’s name was drawn as the October winner of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) new Share the Wealth Campaign. Giaconia referred colleague Diana Frese Marchese to AASL.

AASL President Terri Grief to present in United Arab Emirates

CHICAGO – Terri Grief, the president of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will discuss the school library program’s impact on student learning at the inaugural Sharjah International Book Fair/American Library Association (ALA) Conference. Taking place Nov. 11-13, 2014, in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the joint conference is part of ALA’s global mission to help build stronger libraries worldwide.

AASL webinar helps school librarians evaluate school library collections

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians in this increasingly digital age to evaluate and demonstrate the value of their school library’s collection. Presented by Sue Kimmel, “Counting on What We Have: Evaluating School Library Collections” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Nov. 13. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

Dollar General renews support of school libraries impacted by natural disaster

CHICAGO — The Dollar General Literacy Foundation has renewed its commitment to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) and school libraries across the country by dedicating an additional $258,000 in grants to AASL’s Beyond Words: The Dollar General School Library Relief Fund.  This donation brings the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s support of rebuilding school libraries impacted by disaster to a total of $1.8 million.

Learn how to expand student learning with screencasts in new AASL webinar

CHICAGO – A new webinar from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) will help school librarians expand their 24/7 learning capabilities by providing a tutorial of free screencast software. Presented by Brenda Stephens, “Screencast Innovations for the 21st Century Learner and Educator” will take place at 6 p.m. Central on Thursday, Nov. 6. For more information and to register, visit ecollab.aasl.org.

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